Another Sunny Day at the Gillow

Well that was fun.  Our Ukulele Day on 16th July went really well and you can find out more here.   We’re signing off until the Autumn now.  See you then!

Here Comes Summer…..!

Well, we’ve been working hard this year, learnt lots of new songs, bought some nice Hawaiian Leis and are getting ready for our final gig before we take a break.  You can find out more if you click here.

We Did It (Again)!

Hurrah!  Boaters and Blazers was a great success, thanks to the wholehearted participation of uke players who got involved.  You can find an overview of the day here.

Boaters and Blazers: A new uke event for Lancaster

Well it’s nearly Summer 2015, and as promised*, we’re doing an event to follow on from last year’s Ukulele Malarkey. This one’s called Boaters and Blazers, and takes place in Williamson Park.

We think it’s going to be fun. There’ll be more information coming over the next few weeks. In the meantime, here are some things you can do to prepare:

  • Check out the other pages for more information by clicking on the links above the picture.
  • Talk to your uke colleagues about getting involved. You could be a strolling player – or a shelter serenader!
  • We’d love you to prepare a set of your favourite upbeat, feel-good tunes. We’d like you to wear a boater, a blazer, your favourite summer frock or anything a bit retro and special to create a sense of occasion. You don’t have to. But it would look nice, wouldn’t it?
  • Get in touch with us if you want to take part as a performer or have any questions.
  • Polish your uke, dig out your Summer Sunday finery, and plan your picnic basket!

*see previous posts below, from last year.   Here we go again!

We Did It!

The Lancaster Ukulele Malarkey 2014 was a great success, and if you want to know more you can find out by checking out the archive page where you’ll find pictures and a (slightly whimsical) account of the day.

Thanks to all the many ukers who came and got involved – all the local players from Lancaster, Morecambe, Arnside, Kendal and Carnforth.  And those who came from further afield – Stockport, Wigan, Blackpool.  You all made it a great day.

And it’s looking like it might happen again…  We’ll keep you posted.

See here for pics and story.

Roll Up Roll Up and Bag Your Open Mic Spot!

Lancaster Ukulele Malarkey includes a chance to grab your moment in the limelight with a solo spot at our tea-time open mic session.  Held at the Robert Gillow from 6pm to 8.30pm, there will be a PA, amps for those with electric ukes, and a friendly compere on hand to help you set up and big you up for the round of applause you deserve.

So don’t miss you chance to get your name in the running order – it’s best to book in advance if you want to be sure of a spot.  Use the contact form to get in touch and bag your space.  We’ve already got quite a few brave souls who are going to give it a go – maybe you too?



Raising the Rafters at St John’s Historic Church – with some special guests!

Sue Parish's team playing


A few members of the Gillow group went to try out the acoustics in St John’s Historic church recently, (as well as enjoying tea and cake…).

It sounded great and we’re really looking forward to going in on 19th July for a good sing and play!

Whilst we were there we also bumped into some important historic visitors…. and persuaded them to have a go on our favourite instrument:

A music practice_small


My first website… how exciting

I’ve never made a website before.  And I’m a bit of a computer numpty, so I wouldn’t have been able to make this one without extremely welcome help from Rachel Rigg:

So thank you Rachel!

I’m now very excited to be putting up lots of information about the first ever Lancaster Ukulele Malarkey on 19th July 2014.  Watch this space!